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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604 (University)
+1 650-326-0983
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Palo Alto, California
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I've had lunch here many times. All of the food is great but I'm partial to the lamb chops. The atmosphere is vibrant and busy (make a reservation).

Thank Doc T
Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I've traveled to Greece many times to visit with my gourmand friends. We always visit the latest and greatest Greek restaurants. I have yet to dine at a Greek restaurant that is as good as Palo Alto's Evvia. It's a little expensive, but well worth the experience.

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Sunnyvale, California
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Evvia always delivers. Great menu, excellent specials, and the staff is always professional. The mushrooms special appetizer is to die for. We brought in a special bottle of wine, and they decanted it without any hitches.

Thank Marc K
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Come for the location and stay for the food. The appetisers are outstanding. Had the halibut and branzino - these were standouts. Until dessert and all I can day is leave room or you will live a life of regret.

Thank brian b
Tampa, Florida
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

This Greek inspired restaurant is filled with delectable menu choices and social ambiance. If you don't have a reservation for lunch or dinner there are 6 seats at the bar and Petar will take excellent care of you! From lamb dishes to Greek specialties to fresh fish you will be in heaven. We loved this place so much we we... More 

Thank Judieelizabeth
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

We chose this restaurant on the basis of location (to accommodate folks living in three different cities) and my dad's selection to celebrate his 75th birthday. So while our reasons for my initial visit were primarily non-culinary, the food was so exceptional that I look forward to my return to the Bay Area from the East Coast for my next... More 

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Burlingame, California
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274 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Celebrated a birthday lunch and shared a few small plates. Had grilled octopus, spanikopita and a Greek salad. All were very fresh and tasty. Small portions and a little pricey though. Service was very good. Make a reservation for sure. Cute decor and space between tables. Would return.

Thank travelagentreplies
New York City, New York
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240 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Dined here for lunch with some business associates. Food and service was outstanding. Appetizers were fresh and tasty, try the octopus, zucchini and the dolmathes! My main course of lamb souvlaki was delicious.

Thank pmny
Incline Village, Nevada
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

We celebrated my sister's birthday at Evvia. The watermelon & feta appetizer was delicious as was the roasted cauliflower. The halibut had a wonderful smokey flavor and was on a bed of pearl couscous and fresh veggies. The different flavors were awesome and we are still talking about the memorable meal days later. The birthday dessert was the best custard... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Great Greek food, probably the best restaurant in the Palo Alto area, which is saying a lot because there are just so many! Everything is delicious, but make sure to get the lamb, in any form. My sister never orders anything other than the lamb chops, which come with these really crispy and lemony potatoes. Be warned...its super hard to... More 

Thank Chloe R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-0983
Sister restaurant of Kokkari, Evvia has been serving beautiful and elegant Greek cuisine since 1995. Fabulous fish, savory roasted meats, and sun-soaked vegetables are jazzed up with a spritz of lemon, a little olive oil, and herbs. There is perfection in simplicity.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?